Thursday, 15 September 2011

BlogalongaBond Was Just The Beginning

It's nine months since I began BlogalongaBond, my not-dead-yet project to unite bloggers each month in an orgy of James Bond blog posts. It therefore seems natural to announce that after this gestation period, BlogalongaBond has spawned two bouncing baby Blogalongs worthy of your attention, though as siblings go they're about as similar as Charlie and Raymond Babbit.

The first actually arrived back in June, and was borne by Simon Kinnear and his blog Kinnemaniac. BlogalongaRusskie is Simon's seven-month quest to analyse Andrei Tarkovsky's seven feature films. I thought long and hard about joining in with BlogalongaRusskie but when I realised it would mean sitting through Mirror again, possibly the single most tedious film I've ever put myself through, I decided to give it a miss. Solaris is all right though.

If you'd like to join Simon's big Russian adventure, here's the schedule of films to watch and blog about. You've got some catching up to do though:
  • June: Ivan’s Childhood
  • July: Andrei Rublev
  • August: Solaris
  • September: Mirror
  • October: Stalker
  • November: Nostalgia
  • December: The Sacrifice

This month also sees the birth of another blogging marathon much further up my street: The Movie Evangelist's BlogalongaMuppets, whose proud mother is Mark Liversidge. Like BlogalongaBond, it's timed to culminate with the release of a new film in its franchise, specifically next February's aces-looking but unimaginatively-titled The Muppets. If you've got some kind of internet outlet and fancy banging on about felt animals with hands up their arseholes, here's when to do what:
  • September: The Muppet Movie
  • October: The Great Muppet Caper
  • November: The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • December: The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • January: Muppet Treasure Island
  • February: Muppets In Space and The Muppets
I'll probably give this a crack seeing as I've only seen The Muppet Christmas Carol and found it to be unspeakably delightful, by which I mean I cried like a baby at the end.

If, like Simon and Mark, you too would like to have blogsex with The Incredible Suit so I can father your BlogalongaBaby, just let me know. I'm pretty easy and promise not to continually ask why you never call, although I will expect you to pay for dinner.


  1. I'm going to do blongalongabat in the lead in to The Dark Knight Rises. Including the animated ones in with this makes for a big task. The only real downer is I would have to watch Batman & Robin again.